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SOLD: Keiler Wood £49,000 Freehold

Description

Keiler Wood is bordered along its long southern boundary by open farmland. From this position an inspiring panorama unfolds before the visitor and provides a truly spectacular place to camp and spend time within the shelter of the wood, enjoying the sunny fringes overlooking open fields.

This orientation also allows the penetration of sunlight from east and west; encouraging the growth of rich ground flora, yet at the same time providing accessible cover for foraging woodland mammals to venture into the adjacent open fields under the cover of darkness.

From the wildflower rich borders a number of cleared woodland tracks provide access to various parts of the wood where the character varies enormously as the tree species and undergrowth diversify.

Keiler Wood is surrounded by other private woodland but once beyond the confines of the forest the rural landscape is an eye catching patchwork of fields interspersed with farms and villages in this delightful area just a few miles from the extensive facilities of the city of Gloucester.

The purchasers of the woodland will be asked to enter into a covenant to ensure the quiet and peaceful enjoyment of adjoining woodlands and meadows.

Trees

Once within the shelter of Keiler Wood there is an appealing mix of oak, hazel and holy in addition to Douglas fir. Sauntering woodland deer and wild boar have created distinct pathways through the undergrowth and it is easy to wander amongst the mature trees to appreciate the peace of this unspoiled natural environment.

Wildlife

A sounder is the name for a community of wild boar of which the keiler is a mature male. Although elusive and predominantly nocturnal the wood takes its name from these animals which have been reported to forage in the area. Other wildlife include fallow, roe and muntjac deer along with smaller mammals such as foxes and badgers.

Access, tracks and footpaths

A woodland track runs along the northern boundary of Keiler Wood where there are a number of options for established access points into the wood.

Rights and covenants

Sporting rights are included.

Local area and history

Beyond Keiler Wood the natural beauty of the surrounding area draws many visitors. Numerous walking trails cross the county including The Gloucestershire Way and Offa's Dyke Path. The Wye Valley offers a chance to enjoy the scenery from the water and the historic city of Gloucester provides all the facilities necessary for a comfortable camping experience or to begin the journey of managing your own wood.

Wood maps

Wood map

Boundaries

Boundaries are indicated by blue markings along the access track to the north and along the boundary to open fields to the south and west.

Find this wood

This wood is now sold, please do not visit the wood without the permission of the owner.

Location

  • OS Landranger: OS No. 162
  • Grid ref: SO 712 173
  • Nearest post code: GL17 0AL
  • GPS coordinates: 51.8537, -2.41908

Location map

Directions

From Gloucester and the M5 follow signs for Ross On Wye east on the A40. After approximately 7 miles take a left turn at the traffic lights in Huntley along the A4136 Monmouth Road. After about half a mile take the left fork to Blaisdon and proceed for a further half mile whereupon you will see a track on your left on a right hand bend with a white house just opposite. Follow this track to the gated entrance into the woods. This gate is kept locked for security but you can contact Daniel 07780 900192 for the code for the combination padlock. Please make sure this gate is kept secured during and after your visit.

After 20 metres there is a clearing and track following straight on where you will see the name sign and markings for Keiler Wood after about 100 metres on your right

Sat Nav / GPS note: The post code GL17 0AL is for the point shown on the location map by the red dot.

How we support our buyers

Membership of the small woodland owners’ group

£300 for a woodland course of your choice

Free copies of two woodland books

One year's free membership of the royal forestry society

Please note this wood is owned by woodlands.co.uk.

Our regional managers are often out working in our woodlands, so if you email an offer and want to be sure it has been received, please phone our manager on their mobile phone. The first offer at the stated price which is accepted, whether by phone or email, has priority.

Please take care when viewing as the great outdoors can contain unexpected hazards and woodlands are no exception. You should exercise common sense and caution, such as wearing appropriate footwear and avoiding visiting during high winds.

These particulars are for guidance only and, though believed to be correct, do not form part of any contract. Woodland Investment Management Ltd hereby give notice under section 21 of the Estate Agents Act 1979 of their interest in the land being sold.

A manageable woodland with a long sunny frontage looking south and west across open farmland.

Managed by Daniel Sharp

Telephone: 07780 900192

Email: daniel@woodlands.co.uk